Yakuza – Part II (Money Laundering)


“When the Yakuza first went international, they relied almost entirely on banks to launder their money. At the beginning of the 1970s, however, the Yakuza discovered the stock market. With the help of Malaysian Chinese gangs, they opened brokerage accounts in Malaysia and Singapore. As their business grew, they moved quickly into Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and the Philippines. Cash is funneled in one end, and shares in legitimate companies that pay legitimate dividends come out the other.”

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